Chocolate black cat cookies are a fun and easy homemade cookies recipe, perfect for celebrating Halloween. Get your kids into the kitchen to bake these chocolate cookies with you!
I originally shared this recipe here over 5 years ago and it’s just so simple and good I wanted to share it again with those of you that may not have seen it the first time around. I just made these again last week for a teacher appreciation luncheon and they were a hit! A photo of them even made the PTO’s Facebook page–ha! (they didn’t know who had made them–they were just in a collage of photos from the day).
Baking Chocolate Black Cat Cookies has been a tradition in our house every year since I can remember! I shared the black cat cookies recipe originally back in 2011 but I’ve updated the photos again.
They are a quick and easy Halloween treat that are fun for kids of all ages to help with, too. The original recipe is from a newspaper clipping my mom cut out many, many years ago and they were something we made when I was younger. And I’ve been making them ever since! A few years ago, I even won third place in a regional magazine’s recipe contest years ago! How fun is that?
Now I make them with my own children and they are old enough to practically make them themselves–as a matter of fact, this year they did. They are by no means healthy, but a fun little treat for the holidays and they are SOOO easy!
I hope you and your kids love baking these chocolate black cat cookies.
Easy Chocolate Black Cat Cookies
- 1 box cake mix, chocolate or devil's food flavor
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (you could also substitute another nut butter or sun butter)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (for eyes)
- 1 jar red hot candies or red mini-chocolate candies such as M&Ms (for nose)--we prefer the M&Ms as they're easier to eat, especially for younger children
- Mix together peanut butter, cake mix, eggs and ¼ cup water. Add more water as needed if dough is too stiff. Roll dough into 1 ½” balls. Roll ball in sugar and place on cookie sheet. Then press ball flat with bottom of a glass. Form into cat faces by pinching two ears at the top of cookie. Use a fork to form the whiskers on either side of face. Add chocolate chips for the eyes and one red hot or red chocolate candy for the nose. Bake 7-8 minutes at 325º. Makes about 55 cookies
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 1518kcal Calories from fat 850|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 94g||145%|
|Saturated Fat 38g||190%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||52%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
If you’re still looking for some Halloween week treats, be sure to check out my Halloween Pinterest board. Happy early Halloween and I hope you take some time to have a little fun in the kitchen with your family!
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